Last Friday marked the 10th anniversary of the annual Michael Wilbon and James “JB” Brown Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament that benefits DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) and thus, in order to add a little something special as it was a big accomplishment, the group added a celebrity roast which was held the night before at Lansdowne Resort.
All the roasters were incredible and noted both Michael’s and James’ commitment to kids and community, but the biggest highlight was from Magic Johnson.Â After talking about both Michael and JB, he discussed with Cookie (his wife) and that declared he is giving $50K to the DC College Access Program because of the role models JB and Michael are for African American boys.
He then brought the 50 Alpha Leadership boys in the room (a DC-CAP program for ninth grade boys) to the stage to face Michael and JB and told them “these are the ones to idolize, not me. They went to college and are successful. You need to go to college and graduate!” (photo above)
“Thank you for allowing me to idolize someone like you guys (Mike and JB) to keep me on the right path. Amazing role models for these African American boys,” said Magic Johnson.
In addition, Don Graham announced a special scholarship he’s establishing in Michael Wilbon’s name at 10K per year for 4 years for one student that Michael and his wife Sheryl will select. He said, next year DC-CAP will establish one to honor JB next year.
In 13 years, DC-CAP has doubled the number of DC high school students going to college and tripled the number who have graduated.
Learn more here: http://www.wilbonbrowngolf.com
All photos by Hyon Smith
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